“…A body called theNational Association of Muslim Police has worked tirelessly, says its website, to promote the hiring and promotion of Muslim officers, “tackle Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crime,” and lastly, “assist with countering terrorism.” In theory, the keeping of law and order should be an objective, unbiased task; exactly how adding a confessional element will help the cause of justice in the U.K. remains to be seen.
But there’s more. The NAMP has, shockingly, urged British votaries of Islam to report crimes not to the police, but to another U.K. Muslim entity known as the Islamic Human Rights Commission. The IHRC, headquartered in London, professes “to campaign for justice for all peoples (italics mine) regardless of their racial, confessional or political background.” At the same time, it also proclaims its “inspiration derives from the Qur’anic injunctions that command believers to rise up in defence of the oppressed.” This would somehow seem to exclude, say, oppressed apostates, for whom the Islamic canon prescribes the death penalty. And what about Hindus? Don’t they fall into the reviled category of idolaters whom the Quran (2:190-193) orders Muslims to combat? Hardly “all peoples,” then, can count on the IHRC to rush to their aid in times of need.”